Milton S. Hunt

Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2004

The Rev. Milton S. Hunt, a former resident of Juneau, died in Bend, Ore., on Oct. 12, 2004, at age 73 of congestive heart failure.

The Rev. Hunt was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., to Milton S. and Marguerite L. (Nolte) Hunt.

He worked for the Army Map Corps after high school graduation. He graduated from Wittenberg University of Ohio and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif.

He was affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; co-founder of the Bethlehem Inn (a shelter for the homeless) in his retirement; and co-founder of the Glory Hole homeless shelter in Juneau. He served as chaplain to the 1972 Legislature.

He enjoyed fishing, skiing, history, and time with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by one brother, Fred, and his parents.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn (Johnson) Hunt, whom he married July 8, 1961, in Portland, Ore. He is also survived by his son Matthew S. Hunt of Vancouver, Wash.; his daughter, Jennifer M. Hooson of Beaverton, Ore.; two grandchildren and two sisters, Katherine Davis and Betty Mastrobattista of Kensington, Md.

Memorial contributions are appreciated and can be sent to the Bethlehem Inn, Nativity Lutheran Church or the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Autumn Funerals in Bend, Ore., is in charge of arrangements.

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